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    Civil War Aeronautics

    In 1860, Thaddeus Lowe, balloonist and magician, went to the White House and offered President Abraham Lincoln his balloon, the Enterprise, to provide Union commanders with battlefield reports. Lincoln accepted and later formed the Army Aeronautic Corps, but the swaying of the balloons, the camerasí slow speed and Rebel fire made clear photography difficult. Still, it was Americaís entry into an air corps.

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    The first Enterprise! I knew they used balloons you just never hear that much about them.

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